Tag: golf participation

Union League National Golf Club par 4 2nd hole on the Meade Nine-resized

The new incarnation of Union League National Golf Club

By: 2022. 02. 16.

With 23 holes down and 4 to go, the new incarnation of Union League National Golf Club, designed by Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design, would normally be looking at a grand reopening sometime in late 2022. Union League…

Junior Masters 2022 Close House

What will make the 2022 Junior Masters amazing at Close House?

By: 2022. 01. 21.

I have not written about the Junior Masters since 2020. In that year Close House was the host venue of the event. Now the PING Junior Masters' final round will return to Close House: 27th October. The reason…

Fun For All The Family At Dirab Golf & Country Club

Dirab Golf & Country Club is open again thanks to Golf Saudi

By: 2021. 09. 29.

Have you read in The Guardian in March that Saudi Arabia has spent at least $1.5bn on high-profile international sporting events in a bid to bolster its reputation? The Saudi sports economy has grown 174% in the last…

Carnoustie Golf Links 10 hole championship players-resized

The birth of a 10-hole tournament in Carnoustie Golf Links

By: 2021. 09. 20.

I’m always happy when a golf club invents a new game format that can bring new excitement to our game. Who remembers SPRINT6GOLF or Speedgolf? Now Carnoustie Golf Links tried to come up with something new. Hopefully, we…

Bridgestone Golf Fairway Social e12 golf ball

Whether Bridgestone Golf is the official ball of Fairway Social?

By: 2021. 05. 25.

The brand new Fairway Social will be Bridgestone Golf’s latest golf entertainment venue partner. Similar to the cooperation with PopStroke Bridgestone Golf will provide TOUR B and e12 CONTACT golf balls (launched on February 26, 2021) golf gloves,…

Jay Karen is the new CEO of National Golf Course Owners Association

By: 2015. 07. 17.

A new era will start at the National Golf Course Owners Association. Jay Karen will replace Michael Hughes on October 1. Hughes served for 25 years as CEO of NGCOA. Some of the achievements of Hughes are: the NGCOA…

How Crown Golf is attracting women to golf?

By: 2013. 11. 16.

In April I have already described why do I think it is a mistake not to pay enough attention to female golfers. I wrote that and I still believe in it: Although the golf business has been dominated by male participation,…

Rebounding golf participation in the UK

By: 2013. 07. 14.

Golf club membership retention and golf participation are two hot topics more than ever. When I was planning what to write in this post, some guesses went through my head. Is there a problem with the green fee…

How much Nike Golf needs Rory McIlroy?

By: 2012. 10. 29.

In recent weeks there is an ongoing rumour about 23-year-old Irishman Rory McIlroy, who is on the verge of signing a 10-year deal with Nike, worth  $250 million. Nice sum isn't it? Well, not that much if we remember,…

Titleist Pro V1 is exceeding expectations

By: 2012. 10. 19.

While we still do not have fresh statistics about golf participation around the world in 2012, it is hard to expect growth. In 2011, Europe's golf market entered a downturn. In 2011 46,000 golfers left the game. This…

Golf mobile applications as a source of revenue

By: Anthony Douglas 2012. 10. 08.

10 days ago I promised that the founder of Hole19 Golf GPS mobile application, Anthony Douglas will share with us, his thoughts about the golf mobile application industry, and in general about the mobile usage trends. Due to the complexity…

Golf participation in Europe 2010

By: 2010. 11. 25.

Those who are familiar with the golf industry they know that KPMG prepares from year to year a survey about golf course development and golf participation trends. 2010 is not an exception. ;) Since the last decade of…